I am confused between

she's everything to me


she's everything for me

Can anyone explain which one should i use.

  • Without some context to set it up, the second one sounds weird. The first one is fine and means in my life, she is so important that nothing else matters. I think the problem with the second one is that it sounds as though you are trying to say in my opinion, she's everything, which would be odd because she's everything can only really be a personal feeling of yours, and you know your own personal feelings - you don't really have opinions about them.
    – user339660
    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:21

2 Answers 2


Usage of 'to me' and 'for me' seems similar, but it has a slight difference.

Usage of 'to me' is more personal. It Indicates how much a thing/person values to you.

Let's look at the following example.

The car is important to me because my dad gave it to me.

Here, it shows how valuable the car is to you.

On the other hand,

Usage of 'for me' indicates the benefit.

Let's look at the following example.

The car is important for me because it helps me with transportation.

Here, for me is used to tell the listener about the benefits of the car.

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The choice depends upon the reason for you to utter those lines.

Using to me in your case would make more sense because you are using the word everything. The word everything means that you are talking about someone you love/like (In your case). So if you want to show how much you love/like somebody, you can use to me.

When you use for me in your case then it should be followed by a benefit.

For example,

She is everything for me because she takes care of me.

Hope this helps you.


Both are correct, but, I think, the variant with 'to' is preferable.

(Look at my comment below.)

According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary:


1a:  all that exists

b: all that relates to the subject

2: all that is important

// you mean  everything to me

According to Reverso.context.net:

And he does everything for me.

I mean, my wife means everything to me.

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